the bike and the gear

A few people have asked about my bike setup and so I’ve finally got around to adding pages with details of the bike and the gear I’ve got with me… (they’re up the in the menu along the top of the page…). I’ll try to add a bit more detail and some thoughts on what […]

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in search of lightness

I loved the ride to Switzerland but since that ride I’ve been curious about how to do things lighter. Less weight means less stuff and less faff. A simpler life and the ability to cover more ground with less effort. Cass Gilbert’s blog, While Out Riding offers the ongoing story of a guy riding dirt […]

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udderly smooth…

  I’ve never used this kind of stuff before, and it’s always seemed a bit weird. But I am led to believe that over the next two months, this will become my best friend: Originally made for cows. Moo.

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bike shop zen

The relatively new gears on the bike had been pretty slick until I was trying to fit the new mudguards and racks. Keeping the bike upright without a stand whilst working on it is a bit of a pain so I ended up having to prop the bike up against a bench, and where it […]

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rollin’ rollin’ rollin’…

So, some decisions have been made… Brixton Cycles kindly provided and fitted a nice set of rigid steel Surly 1×1 forks which are lighter than my old ones and contain the right fittings for both disc and v-brakes (the v-brake fittings are used for attaching my pannier racks – more on those another time). Harry […]

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the bike – some decisions to be made

So the plan is slowly developing. I need to do a bit of work on the route, nothing too detailed but a general idea. However, what is more important is to sort out a few key items of kit, in time to be able to do some kind of test run. This post is a […]

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